Losing a tooth is a traumatic experience in some way. Having a gap in any place in your mouth gives you problems not only with eating your food and function, but also with the aesthetic aspect of that. Implants are replacing your natural teeth as possible close as nature.
But what is an implant?
Implant is a surgical component, which is designed to be firmly anchored in the jaw and hold the restoration in place. The implant is made of titanium, titanium alloy or ceramics – materials which are generally well-tolerated by the human body. Also, titanium has been shown to bond well with the human bone.
Implants can help replace missing tooth, or more teeth (bridge) or even full arch of missing teeth (overdenture). First the implant is placed in the bone with a special technique under local anaesthesia then after a few months an abutment or abutments are placed on top of the implant and finally the colour-matched crown, bridge or overdenture replaces the missing tooth or teeth.